One of the great joys in my life is in sharing my art work with people. In the late 2000s, my work was shown at Gallery Saratoga, a wonderful co-op gallery that unfortunately closed its doors last year. In Sunnyvale, the Sunnyvale Art Gallery has been showcasing the work of local artists and has acted as a hub for artists, musicians, poets and creative people to meet and to be inspired. This gallery has been a treasure for the Sunnyvale community.
I’ve participated in several art exhibits in the Sunnyvale Art Gallery since it opened in 2010. In these shows, I’ve gotten a chance to meet and be friends with many local artists that I never knew. Being an artist is often a solitary pursuit, so it’s always good to find other artists that I can talk to who have the same interests. This June 2015, I’ll have some of my art exhibited at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery, along with a few other artists. Here is a youtube video of the art being exhibited.
One of the things that I enjoy about the Sunnyvale Art Gallery is the variety of things that it offers. There is a coffee shop that serves tasty sandwiches and drinks, and there is free wi-fi where you could look at your laptop or iphone. A thriving flower shop delivers flowers for every occasion. An art supply store has paints, brushes, canvas, paper and every material that an artist would want. And there are art classes in the mornings and afternoons.
A few months ago I attended an event by the Sunnyvale Movie Lovers Groups, where they showed “Mr. Deeds Goes To Town” at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery. I decided to drop by out of curiosity and because I’m a big Frank Capra fan. A small but enthusiastic group of people watched a nice fellow set up an old looking film and projector and we watched a Porky Pig short, a newsreel from 1949, then the featured movie. It was a fun experience. The Sunnyvale Movie Lovers Groups just recently formed and they hope that word-of-mouth will eventually attract movie lovers in the Sunnyvale area to their events.
At another part of the gallery, the biweekly Open Mic night crowd was enjoying the rappers, guitarists, poets, and singers who went up to the mic. I love the events at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery and hope more people come and enjoy the various events in the gallery.
Here are some youtube videos of past events at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery
Sweet HayaH perform at ‘The Canvas Open Mic 2nd Anniversary’ held at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery in 2012
April Chase performing Terrible Things for ‘Rise and Shine Presents: An Evening with the Dudes’ at Sunnyvale Art Gallery in 2011
Gianfranco & Jessica perform at ‘The Canvas Open Mic 2nd Anniversary’ held at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery in 2012
Frankie Tan shares some original spoken word poems at the Canvas Open Mic 4 Year Anniversary held at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery in 2011 in Sunnyvale, CA.
CryWolffs performs a violin cover by OneRepublic called “Secrets” at the Canvas Open Mic held at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery Cafe in 2011 in Sunnyvale, CA
Dave Strom narrates an excerpt from his original novel “The Comic Book Code” at the Canvas Open Mic held at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery Café
Above As One perform b-boying at ‘The Canvas Open Mic 2nd Anniversary’ held at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery in 2012
Cassandra Davies recites an original poem at The Sounds of Poetry: Artist Showcase held at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery